Helen Thomson, the former Clarks manager who became the head of Ecco for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) a year ago, is no longer with the company since Aug. 12, the company says, due to differences of opinion on strategic issues. Her responsibilities will be handled on an interim basis by Michel Krol, executive vice president of global sales. In July, another top manager of Ecco, Uwe Jantzen, left the position of sales director for EMEA. In the U.S., meanwhile, Ecco has promoted its national sales manager, Greg Marchini, to the role of vice president of sales, responsible for the wholesale channel. He will continue to report to Dave Quel, president of Ecco USA.